Ultimate Victory

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Ultimate Victory
Ultimate Victory.jpg
Studio album by Chamillionaire
Released September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)
(see release history)
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre
Length 79:47
Label
Producer
Chamillionaire chronology
The Sound of Revenge
(2005)
Ultimate Victory
(2007)
Poison
(2014)
Singles from Ultimate Victory
  1. "Hip Hop Police"
    Released: July 22, 2007 (2007-07-22)
  2. "The Bill Collecta"
    Released: September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)[1]
  3. "Industry Groupie"
    Released: October 9, 2007 (2007-10-09)[1]

Ultimate Victory is the second studio album by American rapper Chamillionaire. It was released on September 18, 2007. The album debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 79,000 copies in the first week.[2] It is notable for not containing any profanity.

Critical reception[edit]

Ultimate Victory was generally well received by most critics.

  • Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 - praised the title track stating, "“The Ultimate Victory”—on which Chamillionaire expresses sympathy for media-dogged celebrities like Eminem and Britney Spears and admits, "I'm still filled with doubt"—might be the most personally reflective hip-hop track since Slim Shady himself stepped to the mic."
  • Allmusic - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "A positive outlook for the future of the genre."
  • Allhiphop.com 8.5 out of 10 - "Chamillionaire's flow and lyricism is rampant through each track on Ultimate Victory."
  • Hip Hop DX - 3.5 out of 5 "Chamillionaire effortlessly transitions from one subject to the next without coming off too overbearing or preachy. Blending his trademark, butter-smooth melodies with hard-hitting beats and intricate punch lines, The Ultimate Victory is an interesting blend of braggadocio, thought-provoking, political undertones and bravado, something rarely seen from today’s mainstream MC."
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[3]
AllHipHop (8.5/10)[4]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[6]
PopMatters (7/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Stylus Magazine B−[9]
USA Today 3/5 stars[10]
XXL (L)[11]

Track listing[edit]

# Song Title Featured guest(s) Producer(s) Length
1 "The Morning News" Kane Beatz 3:58
2 "Hip Hop Police" Slick Rick J.R. Rotem 4:11
3 "Standing Ovation" Kane Beatz 4:27
4 "Won't Let You Down" Kevin Cossom Kane Beatz 4:37
5 "Industry Groupie" J.R. Rotem 3:32
6 "Pimp Mode" Bun B Happy Perez 5:22
7 "Rock Star" Lil Wayne The Beat Bullies 5:00
8 "Skit" 3:04
9 "The Bill Collecta" Krayzie Bone Play-N-Skillz 3:51
10 "The Ultimate Vacation" The Beat Bullies 4:05
11 "Come Back to the Streets" The Runners 4:52
12 "I Think I Love You" The Beat Bullies 4:43
13 "The Evening News" Kane Beatz 4:08
14 "Welcome to the South" Pimp C Kane Beatz 4:12
15 "You Must Be Crazy" Lil Ken Dave MG 4:54
16 "We Breakin Up" CHOPS 4:40
17 "Skit: Stuck in the Ghetto" Tony Henry 1:45
18 "Rocky Road" Devin the Dude Happy Perez 4:59
19 "The Ultimate Victory" Happy Perez 3:11
20 "Somebody's Gonna Get Hurt" (Best Buy digital bonus track) Rick Rock 3:25
21 "Keep It on the Hush" (Best Buy digital bonus track) Lloyd Matty P 4:01
22 "Still Countin' My Cash" (iTunes bonus track) TrakTwinz.com 4:25

Samples[edit]

Chart position[edit]

Chart(s) (2007) Peak
Position
US Billboard 200 8
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 3
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) 3

Bonus DVD[edit]

Chamillionaire released his Bonus DVD to Ultimate Victory. This DVD is only in exclusive double-pack in BET Edition available at Wal-Mart.

DVD features are:

  • ACCESS GRANTED: "Turn It Up", "Ridin'", "Grown & Sexy", "Hip-Hop Police"/"Evening News"
  • 106 & PARK: Chamillionaire Interview
  • BET Spring Bling 2007 Performance
  • BET Black Collage Tour
  • Fly Rydes

Music videos:

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United States September 18, 2007
United Kingdom October 1, 2007

References[edit]